With Max Verstappen having to retire from two of the season’s three Formula 1 Grands Prix, Red Bull is concerned about Max’s attitude if this continues.
After winning the F1 World Championship in 2021, Max Verstappen was keen to continue his success in the new season. However, for the Dutch driver, this is not easy. At the wheel of his Red Bull, he is experiencing a number of difficulties centred around poor reliability of the car. Despite winning the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Verstappen had to retire in Bahrain and Australia, leaving Charles Leclerc with a lead in the world championship.
“He can be a ticking time bomb”
In an interview with ORF, the Austrian media network, Helmut Marko spoke about Max Verstappen’s difficulties since the start of the season. The Red Bull manager then gave a strong message with regard to Verstappens attitude explaining:
“Now he is much calmer. After his retirement in Australia, he came back to the pits and we had a calm discussion. He is calmer than before.
“But if we don’t win again, he can be a time bomb.”